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  • Friday, November 07, 2008

    COLORADO FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Veterans for Peace, Groups and Events

    We had some great results in Colorado this week. Betsy Markey defeated Bush Republican Musgrove. Udall won the Senate. That was a BIG win. Looking at the other candidates I endorsed, about half of them won. Here is the rundown:

    Senator Suzanne Williams
    Candidate for Colorado State Senate, District 28
    Enrolled Member of Comanche Nation

    Senator Suzanne Williams WON re-election!

    Joe Neguse
    Candidate for University of Colorado Regent - District 2 (Open Seat)

    Joe Neguse WON!

    AJ Clemmons
    Candidate for University of Colorado Regent - District 6 (Open Seat)

    Clemmons lost.

    Dan Gibbs
    Candidate for State Senate - District 16 (Incumbent)
    Eagle, Summit & Lake counties

    Dan Gibbs WON!

    Evie Hudak
    Candidate for State Senate - District 19 (Open Seat)
    Arvada, Westminster

    Evie Hudak WON!

    Joe Whitcomb
    Candidate for State Senate - District 23 (Challenger)
    Broomfield, Frederick, Firestone

    Joe Whitcomb lost.

    Joe Miklosi
    Candidate for State Representative - District 9 (Open Seat)
    Southeast Denver

    Joe Miklosi WON!

    Dennis Apuan
    Candidate for State Representative - District 17 (Open Seat)
    Western El Paso County

    Dennis Apuan WON!

    Dianne Primavera
    Candidate for State Representative - District 33 (Incumbent)
    Broomfield, Louisville, Erie, Superior, Westminster

    Dianne Primavera WON!

    Su Ryden
    Candidate for State Representative - District 36 (Open Seat)
    Araphoe County

    Su Ryden WON!

    Diana Holland
    Candidate for State Representative - District 37 (Challenger)
    Littleton, Englewood

    Diana Holland lost.

    Mollie Cullom
    Candidate for State Representative - District 39 (Challenger)
    Centennial

    Mollie Cullom lost.

    Sue Windels
    Candidate for Jefferson County Commissioner - District 1 (Open Seat)

    Sue Windels lost.

    Jason Bane
    Candidate for Jefferson County Commissioner - District 2 (Challenger)

    Jason Bane lost.

    Peter Tregillus
    Candidate for La Plata County Commissioner - District 1 (Challenger)

    Peter Tregillus lost.

    Wally White
    Candidate for La Plata County Commissioner - District 3 (Incumbent)

    Wally White WON!

    Debbie Pilch
    Candidate for Weld County Commissioner - At Large (Challenger)

    Debbie Pilch lost.

    Tom Pettit
    Candidate for Weld County Commissioner - District 3 (Challenger)

    Tom Pettit lost


    BLOGGING COLORADO: Square State, The Progressive Political Blog for Colorado

    Colorado Independent

    Colorado MediaMatters: Colorado Media Matters is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the Colorado media. Colorado Media Matters is managed and staffed by Coloradans trained in the rigorous editorial policies and research methods developed by Media Matters for America.


    Some stories of interest:

    Empowered by Howard Dean: the new American political scene

    Environmental group rejoices over Musgrave loss

    The New Colorado Senate and The New Colorado State House

    Obama's Economic Recovery Plan for the Middle Class

    Vail-area developer, GOP backer sued for tax delinquency


    COLORADO VETERANS FOR PEACE:
    Chapter 120 Boulder
    Chapter 079 Denver

    Meetings:

    Join us for our regular potluck social and business meeting at 6:00 PM on the first Sunday of every month, at the Arborwood Condominums’ Club House, 3250 O'Neal Circle, in Boulder, Colorado.

    Denver meetings 3rd Wed. of evrey month at 7:00 PM at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Street

    For further information call:
    George Newell - 303-440-0942
    Frank Bessinger - 720-939-5057

    Or Email info_at_covfp.org to ask to be added to our mailing list.


    ALTERNATIVE ENERGY:

    Here are a couple of biodiesel cooperatives in Colorado. If you drive a diesel car or truck, please check them out.

    Boulder Biodiesel Cooperative
    Boulder, CO
    Phone: 303-449-3277
    Check out their website (site was down when I checked it but hopefully will be up again)

    Roaring Fork Biodiesel Coop
    Roaring Fork, CO
    Check out their website

    Here are some other alternative energy groups in Colorado:

    Alliance for Sustainable Colorado: The mission of Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is to catalyze the shift to a truly sustainable world by fostering collaboration among nonprofits, businesses, governments, and academia. We are working to advance economic, environmental, and social sustainability in Colorado by building cross-sector alliances and networks.

    Colorado Green Tech Group, Boulder
    A gathering of people involved and/or interested in Green Tech including Energy generation, transportation, construction, and efficiency technologies.
    We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM (6:00 for networking).

    Sign up here to find out where they meet.

    Boulder Sustainable Energy Group
    We welcome anyone looking for an interesting, informative, and social forum for the exchange of ideas that will help each of us reduce our 'personal' consumption of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gasses, and make greener consumer choices in general. Sign up here to find out when and where they meet.

    Alternative Energy Resources in Colorado. A short summary of alternative energy resources for Colorado. For more information on each technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page.

    Colorado Alternative Energy: Alternative energy news for Colorado

    Colorado Reewable Energy Society: The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is a nonprofit membership organization that works for the sensible adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by Colorado businesses and consumers. Check out their website for local events and chapters.


    Here are some other groups and events in Colorado:

    Colorado Young Democrats Chapters: Find your local Young Democrats chapter and contact them to find out what you can do to organize your community.

    Adams County Young Dems
    Edward Casso, Representative
    edwardcasso_at_hotmail.com
    720.495.3861

    Adams State University Undergraduate College Dems
    Ryan Crick
    ChefCO_at_gmail.com

    Arapahoe County Young Dems
    Derek Dye, President
    derekodye_at_hotmail.com
    303.921.1685

    Boulder Young Dems
    Sara Lu Hanley, President
    saraluhanley_at_google.com
    303.501.2575

    Broomfield Young Dems
    Samara Kapich, President
    samarajbrown_at_yahoo.com
    720.231.2072

    College Democrats of Colorado
    Jay Hazen, jay_at_coloradoyoungdems.com
    303.884.7083
    http://www.cocollegedems.com/

    Colorado School of Mines College Dems
    LB Williams, President
    csmdemocrats_at_gmail.com

    CSU Graduate School
    Sunshine Swetnam, President
    970.482.2025

    Denver Young Dems
    http://www.denveryoungdems.org/

    Jefferson County Young Dems
    Kyle Anderson, President
    kylea1979_at_gmail.com
    303.971.0370

    School of Mines College Dems
    LB Williams
    MinesDemocrats_at_Gmail.com

    Steamboat Springs Young Dems
    Harris Reitman-Swiss, President
    904.742.8061

    University of Colorado at Boulder College Dems
    Daniel Ramos
    Daniel.Ramos_at_Colorado.edu

    University of Denver College Dems
    Jeff Graves
    Jgraves2_at_du.edu

    University of Denver Law School College Dems
    Kelley Rider
    KRider09_at_law.du.edu

    Denver Democracy for America Meetup
    Meet others to learn more about Democracy For America and discuss local strategies. Get the latest news at your Democracy for America Meetups! This Meetup is officially brought to you by Democracy for America. Join here to find out more.


    And for those who like to combine social and political activities, here are the Drinking Liberally groups in Colorado:

    Avon
    o Fourth Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm
    o Loaded Joe's, 82 East Beaver Creek Blvd Suite 104
    o Hosted by Cheryl Bottomley

    North Boulder
    o First and Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o Murphy's Grill, 2731 Iris Ave (By the bar in back)
    o Hosted by Richard Bateman | Marc Sobel

    Downtown Boulder
    o Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o Pearl Street Pub, 1108 Pearl St
    o Hosted by Carrie Jackson

    Cañon City
    o First and Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm
    o McClellan's Grill & Brewing Company, 413 Main St
    o Hosted by Alain Chamot | Brandy Johnson

    Colorado Springs
    o First and Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    o he Coffee Exchange, 526 S Tejon St (In between McCabe's and Southside Johnny's)
    o Hosted by Jeff and Amanda Courtright

    North Colorado Springs
    o Second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    o Old Chicago, 7115 Commerce Center Dr
    o Hosted by Lucy Wolboldt | Jan Hejtmanek

    Denver
    o Every Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    o Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway
    o Hosted by Kathy Brandon | John E. | Sarah Fong

    South Metro Denver
    o Second Thursday of each month, 8:00 pm
    o Lansdowne Arms Bistro & Bar, 9352 Dorchester St (Near HR Tattered Cover)
    o Hosted by Rick Munoz

    Lakewood
    o First Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o Dino's, 10040 W Colfax Ave (SW Corner of Colfax and Kipling)
    o Hosted by Bill Simpson

    Durango
    o Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 pm
    o Joel's, 119 W 8th St
    o Hosted by Brandon Donohue

    Fort Collins
    o Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, 5:00 pm
    o The Crown Pub, 144 S College Ave (between Oak and Mountain)
    o Hosted by Anne Wilseck

    Frisco
    o Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o The Boatyard, 3rd and Main
    o Hosted by Heather Christie | Karin Mitchell

    Grand Junction
    o First Wednesday of each month, 5:00 pm
    o Kannah Creek Brewing Company, 1960 N 12th St

    Greeley
    o Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
    o Island Grill, 809 9th Street ((look for our table in the resturant area))
    o Hosted by Ed Craig | Judy Craig

    Longmont
    o First and Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    o RedZone, 540 S Main St
    o Hosted by Andi Hill

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